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Nokia Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

Nokia Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

Project Pebble

This year's photography competition, open to all staff and students in the Department, is sponsored by Nokia who have kindly donated the following prizes:

The winning photos can now be seen here

The winning photograph will feature on the Department's website, newsletter, plasma screen, posters and more.

Previous years' winners have received national and international press coverage for their winning photographs.

We are searching for an image that relates to research or teaching in the Department or engineers out in the field, which may be beautiful, fascinating, intriguing, amusing, or possibly all of these things.

We will use a very high proportion of the entries in a web gallery and throughout the website, and an exhibition in the Baker building foyer, giving acknowledgements wherever they are used.

The panel of judges include Roberto Cipolla Professor of Information Engineering, Dr Allan McRobie, Professor Keith Glover - Head of Department, and Philip Guildford - Director of Research.

Here are some links that might inspire:
Science photo library
Visions of Science photography competition
BBC In Pictures
The Veeco Nanotheatre - microscopic biology pictures
National Geographic photography library
Getty images

The rules are as follows:

  1. The photograph must be submitted by email to or sent to Jacqueline Saggers, Room 23, Baker Building, Trumpington Street, by 2nd June 2009
  2. The entrant must include the following statement in the text of the email:

    I have checked with my manager/supervisor/DoS __________________ that I have permission to enter the attached photograph(s) in the competition and give the Department of Engineering the right to publish the photograph(s) on its website and elsewhere

  3. The entrant must also provide:
    1. title
    2. description of the photograph, noting whether the photograph is a composite of several images or has been enhanced in any way
    3. any due acknowledgements
  4. The panel will shortlist the entries and announce the winner in July 2009.

The following guidelines should be followed:

  1. Ideally the photograph should be of good print quality, but if it is available only as a web quality image then please still enter
  2. Make no assumptions about the photograph we are seeking, because the winning photograph could be of a: microscopic feature, laboratory, project team, computer simulation, production line, robot, lecture theatre, engineers out in the field etc.
  3. There is no limit to the number of photographs that you may enter. If you are not certain whether your photograph will win or you are trying to choose between several possible entries, then please just enter them all and let the judges decide.

Take a look at some of the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 competition entries.

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